VOD film review: Amour (Love)
Ivan Radford | On 28, Aug 2013
Director: Michael Haneke
Cast: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva, Isabelle Huppert
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Amour is patient. Amour is kind. Amour does not envy. Amour does not boast. Amour is not proud. Amour is not easily angered. Amour keeps no record of wrongs.
Amour cleans up after Georges’ (Trintignant) wife has wet the bed. Amour teaches Anne (Riva) to sing even as her lips stop working. Amour refuses to put her in a home. Amour stands by her bed as dementia sets in. Amour fires incompetent nurses. Amour is communicated in the tiniest of glances.
Amour smothers when necessary.
Amour makes you cry. Amour remains clinical. Amour watches from the doorway for hours. Amour does not cut corners. Amour is unflinching. Amour is raw. Amour is honest.
Amour lasts for so long it hurts.
Amour never fails to move.
Amour is available now on BFI Player, as part of a £4.99 monthly subscription.